07 mars 2014

Two years ago precisely, John Carter was released in France!

Two years ago, day for day, I was walking in the streets of Paris, from my work in the 17th district to the Place Clichy in the 8th district. I had already done this walk many times, and I would do it many times more in the future, but never before did it seem so long.  I’m heading right ahead via the boulevard des Batignolles to the Pathé Wepler theater, Place Clichy, Paris, France, to see John Carter. I had taken my afternoon from work to be at the first official showing on the first day of the movie’s release.  In... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2014

Greenlight for David Yates' Tarzan! Release date July of 2016!

Finally, after months in development, Warner Bros officially greenlit David Yates' Tarzan (his first movie since the last four Harry Potter!). The movie will be released in July of 2016, with Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, Margot Robbie as Jane, Samuel L. Jackson in the part of Tarzan's sidekick and Christoph Waltz as the opposition. A 5 Stars Cast, a renowned director, a budget without a doubt substantial, here is a golden opportunity for a Tarzan we didn't heard of on the big screen as a live-action... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2014


The adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' works besides Tarzan have always been sparse. For John Carter, there are comic strips signed by John Coleman Burroughs (1939 to 1941), three issues drawn by Jesse Marsh adapting in accelerated fashion the first three novels (1952-1953), some issues at DC Comics (1972-1976) which will also see some adaptations of Carson of Venus and Pellucidar, as well as adventures featuring Tarzan's son, Korak, then the first Marvel period (1977-1979), and then... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2013

Post on ERB inc Facebook page: an "amazing development" in 2014!

I just learned on this occasion that ERB inc, the company that handles the rights of Edgar Rice Burroughs' works has an official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/erburroughs?fref=ts). Here is what they posted on December the 11th of 2013:   "We just got word of an amazing development that will be announced at the beginning of the year.....Stay posted for more!"   John Carter fans of course hope that this will be the annoucement on the future of... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2013

A Fighting Man of Mars

I finished reading again in the "Cycle de Mars #2" the French translation of A Fighting Man of Mars, quite simply my favorite of the cycle. It's not only for the adventures in themselves (a lot of back-and-forth, abductions and escapes!), but more for the characters. Burroughs seldom wrote about the common people, but more about extraordinary characters, strong and brave to the point of temerity, kings and queens among men, even if they not always bear the titles. The fighting man of Mars is Tan Hadron, a martian warrior among... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2013

"Le Cycle de Mars" #2: wrong introduction + The Master Mind of Mars!

I began to read the second omnibus of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Cycle de Mars", or more accurately reading it again since the French translation is identical to the Lefrancq edition one from 1995, made by Martine Blond. First of all the introduction give erroneous informations about the last volume of the adventures of John Carter, "John Carter of Mars". The short story "Skeleton Men of Jupiter" is really considered canonical, it's just unfinished. And "John Carter and the Giant of Mars" was not... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2013

A hundred years ago: Warlord of Mars!

A hundred years ago in All-Story Magazine, the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, Warlord of Mars, began its 4-parts publication. The faithful readers had only to wait six months to discover what had happened to Dejah Thoris, Thuvia and Phaidor in the Temple of the Sun, where they were locked at the end of Gods of Mars. Thus ended the trilogy which began with A Princess of Mars (1912). Edgar Rice Burroughs will leave on the wayside his hero John Carter to get interested in his descendants: his son Carthoris will be... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2013

Le Cycle de Mars #2... but there's one missing?

I have found on the net a picture of the French edition cover of "Le Cycle de Mars tome 2", who will be published at the end of the year at the Omnibus editions: The cover is in fact the right part of the one featured on the first volume. But what is embarrassing is that the last novel written by Burroughs seems to be missing: John Carter of Mars! So, yes, it was composed of two novelettes, one considered apocryphal, because it was written in fact by the son of Edgar Rice Burroughs (which didn't fool the readers... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2013

Awesome painting of Tarzan!

The painting was made by Cynthia Sheppard, and here are the links first of her blog, and of Thejohncarterfiles which relayed it: http://sheppard-arts.blogspot.fr/search?q=tarzan+light+of+knowledge http://thejohncarterfiles.com/2013/08/tarzan-and-the-light-of-knowledge-by-cynthia-sheppard-is-just-brilliant/ Rarely an illustration has succeeded in capturing in such manner the character of Tarzan as described in the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs: his noble beauty, as well as his ape nature (the twisted... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2013

Barsoom novels in a FNAC store in Paris!

I go on a regular basis to the FNAC Store near the “Arc de Triomphe” in Paris, France, and I have noted for several days now that the “Mars Cycle” books of Edgar Rice Burroughs are particularly emphasized in the store. They are presented, cover visible, at four different places in the store!
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